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Bonnie Eklund Diehl
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1909
Death: Oct. 20, 1939

Mrs. Henry O. Diehl died early Friday morning, as the result of an operation for gallstones and complications, on Thursday.

Funeral services were held in the Curlew Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, Oct 22 at 2:30 o;clock, following a short service in the home. The Rev. John Meyer officiated.

A quartet, Blaine Drown, Mrs. Amos Brallier,Miss Josephine Mattiesen and Billie Trow rendered three vocal selections: "Going Downthe Valley," "Rock of Ages," and "What a friend We Have in Jesus." Miss Ruby Drown was the accompanist.

Interment was in Rush Lake Cemetery. The Foy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The pallbearers were cousins of the deceased: Reuben Backstrom, Milford Backstrom, Elmer Backstrom, Everett Bradshaw, Melvin Bradshaw and Garth Hopkins.

Bonnie Ecklund Diel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eklund, was born on a farm south of Curlew, November 14, 1909. She departed from her earthly tabernacle at the Emmetsburg hospital early Friday morning, Oct. 20, 1939, at the age of 29 years, 11 months and 6 days. Her death followed a brief period of illness climaxed by a critical operation.

After the death of her father in 1912 she moved with her mother and family to Curlew where she resided until her marriage. At the age of 15 she was confirmed in the German Lutheran Church of Mallard. On Dec. 3, 1928 she was united in marriage with Henry O. Diehl of Ayrshire. The first 3 years of their married life were spent at Ayrshire later moving to Curlew where she has since made her home. Four children were born to this union. The three living are: Dolores May, age 9; James Arnold, age 4; Myrtle Darlene, age 9
months. Joseph Lee died in infancy.

She leaves to mourn her passing besides her husband and children, the following: her mother, Mrs. Ira Reece of Breckenridge, Mo.; two sisters,
Mrs. Hazel Tyson of Britt, and Mrs. Mildred Larson of Fonda; one brother, Leonard Eklund of Curlew; three half brothers, Walter Reining of Curlew, Edward Reining of Harris, and Willard Reining of Breckenridge, Mo.; also a large number of relatives and friends.

Her sudden departure is the source of grief and heartache, not only to the bereaved, but to others as well. Her absence in the home as a loving mother and devoted wife, and friend will be felt very keenly for years to come. The floral tributes are but a small expression of the heartfelt sympathy of all involved.

Immediate relatives attending the funeral were her mother, Mrs. Ira Reece and husband, Breckenridge, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Dick Tyson, Britt; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Eklund and children, Curlew; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Larson, Fonda; Walter Reining, Curlew; Edward Reining, Harris; Willard Reining, Breckenridge, Mo. Mr. Diehl's mother, brothers and sister, Mrs. Katherine Diehl, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Diehl, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Diehl, all of Cassotolis, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Hamerick, Clear Lake. Her aunts and uncles, Emmet Bradshaw and family, Estherville; Mrs. Chas. Pickens, Estherville; and Mrs. Will Fosberg and son Wilmer, of Dayton.

Laurens Sun, Lauren, Ia Thurs Oct 26, 1939 
Rush Lake Cemetery
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Marlin Diehl
Record added: Jul 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73337082
Bonnie <i>Eklund</i> Diehl
Added by: Geo Clinton
Bonnie <i>Eklund</i> Diehl
Added by: Geo Clinton
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